I’m so glad to see our trusty D200 after its six weeks with Nikon repair! The battery contacts had worn out and it had lost its ability to hold a charge. It returned cleaned and reconditioned with its rubber seals replaced, as if you’d taken your used car into the shop and they’d not only fixed it, but detailed and changed the tires.
This workhorse camera is not the sexy new model, more like the old truck that you keep on driving. It’s tough and works well for what I need. There are better, faster DSLR’s now with great autofocus capabilities, and if I were trying to take pictures of birds, not food, I’d be longing after one.
Our family is hard on equipment so we like the Nikon durability, expressed in this camera with the all-metal body. I also like the controls. You don’t have to dig through complicated menus to do things. It has a lot of buttons instead.
I snapped this shot with my iPhone, but this’ll be the last iPhone photo you see from me for a while!